Build an Acai Bowl

Breakfast, Healthy, Healthy (ish)

Build an Acai Bowl

This week on A Cozy Kitchen we’re getting super healthy! Yes, I know. I’m putting away the butter and sugar (for now) and giving you recipes to eat when you’re in the mood to be good.

I used to be one of those psycho people who could go hours, HOURS without eating anything in the morning. I’d totally skip breakfast, drink coffee instead (of course) but by 1pm I was a demon. A total hangry little demon.

Build an Acai Bowl

I sort of stopped doing that sometime last year. I got my act together and formed a morning routine for myself. It has been life-changing. Yes, it takes more effort. Yes, I have to plan for it and wake up a bit earlier, but it makes the biggest difference in my day and I seriously couldn’t imagine it any other way.

This is my go-to healthy breakfast situation: an acai bowl. It’s so easy to throw together and it’s one part smoothie, one part entire breakfast. Think of it like a bit of a heftier smoothie. The serving size is pretty much the same.

Build an Acai Bowl

The grain-free granola is from a recipe I posted last year and it’s still my favorite. I actually made it this time and since I knew I’d be including it in my acai bowls, I skipped the dried fruit. I topped the bowl with a bit of coconut flakes and bee pollen. Feel free to include other favorites that you might have in the fridge.

Tomorrow there will be more healthy stuff. In case you’re curious, I’m still dreaming of cheeseburgers!

Build an Acai Bowl

Build an Acai Bowl

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Total Time: 5 minutes

Yield: 1 acai bowl

Serving Size: 1

Ingredients

  • 1 pack of frozen acai
  • 1 banana
  • 1/3 cup almond milk
  • Handful of raspberries, divided
  • 1/4 cup grain-free granola
  • Handful of blackberries
  • 1 tablespoon unsweetened coconut flakes
  • 1 teaspoon bee pollen

Directions

  1. To a blender, add the frozen acai, banana, almond milk and a few raspberries. Blend until smooth. Pour into a bowl and top with the grain-free granola, remaining raspberries, blackberries, coconut flakes and bee pollen.

Notes

I buy my acai in smoothie packs from Whole Foods. The brand I use is Sambazon.

Other additions that could be cool: chia seeds, protein powder mixed in the blender, cocoa powder for a chocolate vibe, goji berries for super food stuff. Get creative with it!

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11 Comments

  • Reply Build an Acai Bowl - The Recipe Daily March 9, 2015 at 3:22 am

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  • Reply Tori@Gringalicious.com March 9, 2015 at 3:34 am

    This looks incredible! I’m dying to at some right now!

  • Reply Stephanie Hartley March 9, 2015 at 4:35 am

    Oooh I’ve been looking for an acai bowl recipe to spice up my breakfast routine! Got this saved to use this week

    Steph – http://nourishmeclean.blogspot.com

  • Reply Emily @ Life on Food March 9, 2015 at 5:01 am

    Oh yum! I am grumpy if I don’t eat before 7am. Breakfast is a must and this looks perfect!

  • Reply Abby @ The Frosted Vegan March 9, 2015 at 7:34 am

    How how howwww could you go until 1pm without eating anything?! I get hangry around 9am after eating at 6am and then it’s just alllll eating all day from there.

    • Adrianna Adarme
      Reply Adrianna Adarme March 9, 2015 at 11:27 am

      Sometimes when I start working I forget what time it is, but when I do come up for air it’s like WATCH OUT. Now I’m much more graceful. 😉

  • Reply Sienna March 9, 2015 at 8:04 am

    now that the weather is finally warming up i want to try this!

  • Reply Ana @ Ana's Rocket Ship March 9, 2015 at 2:57 pm

    Never mind healthy the color is sooooo pretty! I wish we could get frozen acai over here (sad face)

  • Reply Kari March 10, 2015 at 5:19 pm

    Looks delicious AND healthy!
    Kari
    http://www.sweetteasweetie.com

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